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Our winter newsletter is out

Voluntary Assisted Dying is getting a lot of attention in the media at the moment, as campaigns in both Victoria and NSW are heating up. We expect bills to legalise assisted dying to be debated in September in both states. In the meantime, our opponents...

New Zealand Parliament to vote on VAD

David Seymour's End of Life Choices Bill was plucked at random from the members' ballot on Thursday, almost two years after it was first included, and there's confidence it has the numbers to pass. It would give people over 18 with a terminal illness or...

Radio NZ: The politics of VAD

A select committee inquiry into assisted dying is drawing to a close, having received more than 20,000 submissions and heard evidence from hundreds over the last year. The select committee is now tasked with distilling the thousands of submissions and coming up with recommendations. Radio...

The death that divided Davison’s family

"I will be informing the police that you murdered our mother." Sean Davison received the single-line email on May 28, 2008, 19 months after the funeral. He hadn't seen his sister Mary since they had posed for a photograph together in front of their mother’s...

21,000 New Zealanders have their say

A petition to hold a parliamentary inquiry into euthanasia has pulled in a staggering 21,435 written submissions from across New Zealand. ...

Denton in NZ on feeling like a burden

Andrew Denton came to speak at the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of New Zealand AGM. While he was there he gave a radio interview with Wallace Chapman of Radio New Zealand, where Denton had the chance to talk more deeply about assisted dying rather than just...